Tagged: #OrangeDay

PRESS RELEASE: Orange The World Through Alcohol Policy

Press Release: IOGT International and its Member Organizations are answering Ban Ki-moon’s call and step to help orange communities worldwide…

BLOG: 2 Years Into Orange Day Campaign, What’s Your Action?

This campaign needs everyone in society to rally behind it otherwise it will be a lost cause. We owe it to our daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters that they may grow up in a world free from violence against women and girls. It needs to become an unbelievable folktale for future generations that domestic violence, sexual assault were perpetrated against women. It needs to become taboo that rape is used as a weapon during war, that a man can raise a hand to hit a woman or a girl…

BLOG: Together For Women And Girls

Gender-based violence is one the gravest Human Rights violations on the face of the earth and yet it is such an abstract term. It’s so abstract that it makes empathy difficult when using it – like many other words that are more concepts to talk about reality, a reality so harsh, that those concepts perpetually fail to also convey the reality they represent. Collateral damage, extreme poverty, xenophobia, gender-based violence…

BLOG: IOGT Spearheads Global Coalition For Women And Girls

It’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and we are spearheading a global coalition against violence against women, especially alcohol-violence and for the equality, freedom and empowerment of women and girls…

BLOG: Ending Gender-Based Violence In Public Spaces

The prevalence of these forms of violence make the public space a restricted area for women and girls, eliminating freedom and the human right to participate in the cultural and social life of a community. Alcohol harm, like gender-based violence in public spaces, clearly is a threat to democracy and a rich, fulfilled, free life…

BLOG: Uganda Rapists

I was mortified when I read the quotes of Kibuule excusing rape and putting the responsibility for it on the victims. African leaders have to resist regardless of the magnitude of temptation from saying words that alienate women. It is imperative that both men and women join together to remove gender violence from our lives…

BLOG: Gender-Based Violence And Alcohol Use – A Manifold Relation

After analysing and evaluating the latest World Health Organization report “Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence”, I am proud to say that the work of members of IOGT International covers at least 5 of the 7 WHO recommendations…

BLOG: I Feel Like Steve Jobs

I have to share with you how I feel right now. I feel like Steve Jobs. Those who read a book about him (or knew him personally), know, that Steve was able to cancel an event of launching a new product one day before the Day that many people were waiting for and which was promoted in big style, just because he discovered that there was something about the product that could be improved…

BLOG: We Could Perform A Miracle If We Acted Upon Facts!

1 billion women of this world will be raped or beaten in their life-time and up to 80% of violence against women and girls is alcohol related, we have found a simple, effective, magic formula to reduce violence against 700 000 000 women…

BLOG: Here’s To The Women! The Best Drink For Today

It’s around Christmas time when there are many girls and women suffering violence right in their homes and have nowhere to go. The places supposed to be the safest shelters turn into war places. They are stuck at home with a violent man – father, husband, uncle, grand pa. Our cause is simple as well. We suggest to make each 25th alcohol free. By that simple action, we would reduce violence against women significantly. IOGT International has prepared a short video to demonstrate the idea.